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The Centre for Independent Living

We are a membership and user led organisation, run and controlled by disabled people. We promote independent living for disabled people in Sheffield. By independent living we mean that disabled people have the same freedom and rights to exercise choice and control over their own lives as any other person.

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Local Area Committees Launch - Survey Seeking Disabled Peoples' Views

Local Area Committees Launch - Survey Seeking Disabled Peoples' Views

Recently, the city council has launched the new Local Area Committees (LACs) and they are keen to hear your views on your local area. This will guide the work of these committees and it is important Disabled people have their say.The survey closes on Sunday 31st October.

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Sheffield Voices Shortlisted for Leaders Award

Sheffield Voices Shortlisted for Leaders Award

Congratulations and Hoorah! Sheffield Voices has been nominated into the Learning Disability and Autism Leaders Award 2021 and are very happy to have been shortlisted. Sheffield Voices has been nominated for their outstanding work on raising awareness and challenging issues relating to bad practice and abuse of patients in inpatients units both in Sheffield and beyond.We hope Sheffield Voices will win!

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Weight For It...

Weight For It...

Our learning disability group, Sheffield Voices has secured funding from Zest to run a 10-month weight management course for a ‘lighter life’ for anyone with a learning disability or autism who has a BMI over 25. The group is meeting every Tuesday at Hillsborough Arena from 1-3pm to learn about healthy eating, learn from each other and have some fun doing dance, playing boccia, curling and some general exercise. Places are still available so do get in touch if you’d like to know more.

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Thursday 28th October

Movement 4 All - Inclusive Exercise Class – 12-1pm

Join us for fun, interesting, inclusive movement classes, designed to suit YOU. Our qualified community health teacher knows lots of ways to adapt movement...

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Friday 29th October

Dance 4 All - Inclusive Exercise Class – 12-1pm

Join us for fun, interesting, inclusive dance classes, designed to suit YOU. Our qualified dance teacher knows lots of ways to adapt African style...

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Wednesday 3rd November

An Introduction to Human Rights Workshop - 11am - 3.30pm

Inclusion North is offering a fun, easy to understand and empowering workshop for people with learning disabilities and/or autism. Click here to book a...

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Anyone for Badminton?

Anyone for Badminton?

Badminton England are starting a new free disability badminton group in Sheffield on Saturdays from 1-2pm at the English institute of Sport (EIS) Coleridge Road S9 5DA. Please bring indoor shoes and a drink.

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Booster Vaccinations for Health and Care Staff

Booster Vaccinations for Health and Care Staff

The COVID-19 vaccination national booking service is now open for all frontline health and social care staff to book a booster vaccine appointment through self-referral. This includes Personal Care Assistants ( PAs ) employed by Individual Employers. Please note that you can only book an appointment for a booster dose if it’s been at least 6 months (180 days) since your 2nd dose of the vaccine.

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Video Advice for Carers of People Living with Dementia

Video Advice for Carers of People Living with Dementia

A new video highlights the real-life experiences of six Sheffield carers supporting someone with dementia, but the advice they offer is relevant to all unpaid carers in the city.‘Go and get the support before you think you need it for your own health and wellbeing’ is just one of many excellent suggestions made.

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Very good presentation, brave of the speakers to tell their stories and had a very high impact - feedback from Mate/Hate Crime presentation and video session at Safeguarding Working Together Conference
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When I moved to Sheffield nearly five years ago it was my "go to" organisation. I expect it to stay that way. All the staff and volunteers seem to pull out little gems of effort that disabled people like me couldn't do without. Professionally and personally - I love em :)
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Andrew Crooks

A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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